Research Project Approvals

Prior to working with animals for research, teaching, testing, or public outreach, you must have approval. 

Application and Approval Process

Start right by consulting early with CAR veterinary staff and IACUC administrators.

          Basic IACUC application & approval process starts with consulting with CAR vet staff.

2. Most research projects require completion of the Animal Use Form (AUF) & training. Contact the IACUC office staff with questions about your application. 

3.  Submit your AUF form to iacuc@msu.edu.

4. The IACUC will review and 5. when appropriate give approval to your project. 
      After approval you can access various Campus Animal Resources    IACUC will monitor projects until close

6. IACUC approval is required for access to animals and to animal housing facilities.
    Site-visits and other monitoring activities are also required by regulation. 

If you aren't sure if your project requires IACUC approval, review the activities that require IACUC oversight page and/or contact the IACUC administrative staff for an exemption.

Resources for Steps in Your Application & Approval Process